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the website's moving smoothly for the vast majority of its users. an obama adviser talked about the progress in a conference call with reporters. >> the site is now stable and operating at its intended capacity with greatly improved performance. the speed has more than tripled with over 400 bugs fixed. eliminating critical glitches and making improvements that the consumer experienced throughout the site. >> that report said that the website had the response time of one second compared to eight seconds when it was launched, lower rate of error, it is consistently stable 90% of the time, there's a 24/7 command center, and the site supports a minimum of 800,000 users a day and that's 50,000 at any one time. but republicans say there's still a big problem. >> the security of this site and the private information does not meet even the minimal standards of the private sector. and that concerns me. i don't care if you're for it or against it, republican or democrat, we should not tolerate the sheer level of incompetence securing this site. >> now, if you want to get benefits starting january 1st,
serious respigectfu talk. we used to call barack obama no-drama obama. this isn't his style to go and style the show by making a grand gesture like this. but any time somebody wins a nobel peace prize like mandela, the world embraces them and the rules are broken. i remember sadat's funeral, all these people that weren't talking ended up talking at sadat's funeral and had a great healing effect in some ways. anything's possible here, but i don't think this is going to be a breakthrough moment. i think the big thing is what you just talked about, security. can we get through this without some horrible terrorist event or some major bad moment occurring. so i think everybody will be trying to get through the day. >> thank you so much. >>> still to come. why is the nsa spying on video gamers. >>> and then, what caused this plane to crash in san francisco earlier this year? new details are emerging about the flight's final moments. >>> and later, some of america's major cities are bracing for some real snow. so you can see like right here i can just... you know, check my policy here, a
care act, obama care right now and people are talking about it all over the country and it's a great opportunity for republicans. for to us have a huge year like we did in 1994 we'll have to have the sort of alternatives that bill is talking about. do you hear that, whether it's republican governor's association or in washington now, there is that understanding. i would be stunned if you didn't see a variety of alternatives. >> david gregory for those running for re-election and all the negative messages that are in this narrative right now in terms of obama care how fair are they and how hard of a slog will it be for the white house to try to turn this around? >> i think it will be difficult. ultimately they have to prove successful with the website. they have to have more positive stories that flood the marketplace and the media. look at story after story, morning after morning we're having this conversation of what the difficulties are, what the andy poling is, what we simply are confused by. they are going the need so much success even that's going to lag before they get to a pla
talking to our viewers about president obama. should he fire somebody about the rollout of the health-care website? i think people ought to and think about every major project that has sector, to the private as well as in the public sector. it is impossible to start something as big as this without problems. boeing or yout can look at microsoft. when they introduce a new operating system. windows 8, windows 6 -- there is always problems. this focusing on the first couple of months on everything work simplyt quite is losing sight of the forest through the trees. i think that the president could in the end make a decision about that -- if there was somebody who is egregious and their behavior that is one thing. if they were doing their best, i see any kind of glitch as a reason to be fired. you are going to have them. is -- it is impossible to do this perfectly. you were critical of the president's chief of staff and you andunication with others about informing you of on with the law, before it was rolled out. has that improved? guest: tremendously. part of saying it is so they weerstan
on "morning joe" we'll talk to chris matthews ahead of his interview with president obama. plus, pastor rick warren will be here for a special part one of a special two day appearance. and why the richest man on wall street is taking aim at apple. the new issue of "time" possible files karl icahn. and top stories in the politico playbook. but first bill karins. >> the east coast is warm but suffering in the heartland. this storm really like mid-winter, as cold as it gets and the snow and ice. it's a rough start to winter. let's show you first off what's happening yesterday. minnesota got nailed by this snowstorm. some areas around duluth three feet of snow. in colorado the mountains got it too and the temperatures -- it's minus 26 wind chill right now in denver. let me show you my airport concerns for today. again, the most impacts from this current storm will be felt later tonight and tomorrow in the deep south but denver, albuquerque, oklahoma city, dallas and atlanta all possible airport implications today but mostly late in the day. the cold air has made it down now to dallas. temperatur
'reilly, thanks for watching us tonight. can the republican party capitalized on president obama's falling popularity that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. new poll from the research center is bad news for president obama across the board on health care policy, 59% of americans disapprove. 37% approve. on the economy, a whopping 65% disapprove. 31% approve. and on immigration policy, 60% disapprove of the president's take, just 32% approve. so you can see the president is standing among americans is at its lowest point ever. the question now becomes can the republican party capitalize in the grand ole party still divided between so-called moderate republicans and committed conservatives. the brawl has been going on for years. and right now the tea party is right in the middle of it. according to real clear politics average, a possible presidential candidates. chris christie a moderate is ahead at 189 percent. conservative rand paul 17%. senator ted cruz 12%. florida senator marco rubio 12%. congressman paul ryan 11%. and jeb bush 10.5%: all these men have a chance to
americans there's more to obama care than the fumbled rollout, a powerful ally talked to cnn espanol. >> i don't think you can find anybody harder that went out of his way to explain the bill more than i did. >> reporter: he's smoothing over tension lingering from this. >> the president should honor the federal government made to those people and let them keep what they got. >> reporter: when he publicly urged obama last month to keep his promise about his health care law. for clinton, the issue hits close to home. >> i have a lot at stake here personally for the work i've done for health care and the work i tried to support. and hillary does, too. we've been working on this health care thing for 20 years. >> reporter: president obama will be speaking at a youth summit on the affordable care act. chris, as you know, young people are key to this. they're si their signing up, is going to offset, that's the plan anyway, older americans who are more costly to care for. >> absolutely. brianna keilar at the white house this morning. >>> another situation for you to watch this morning, a winter s
-- verifyble. when this bill was being talked about again, back in 2009, shortly after mr. obama became our 44th president, it was estimated that there was something like 47 million people in this country, mr. speaker, who through no fault of their own except couldn't afford it didn't have health insurance. well, when you really go through those numbers and i have a book with me that i'm going to reference and i want to give proper attribution, the name of the book is "the top 10 myths of american health care: a citizen's guide." maybe it could be a patient's guide. and this is written by sali pipes -- sally pipes. and she talks about in this book, she talks about that 47 million. something like 15 million of hose 47 million make more than $50,000 a year. indeed, some make more than $75,000 a year, mr. speaker. and they've just decided that they don't want health insurance, that they will pay as they go. and there's nothing wrong with that. i don't advise it. i think everybody should at least have catastrophic coverage. but be that as it may, this is america. we have to insist on enjoying our
:15 eastern today here on c-span2, senate judiciary committee chair patrick leahy from vermont to talk about the obama administration's policy on human rights as was future congressional action. he will appear at the second annual human rights summit hosted by the group human rights first. >> friday on c-span "washington journal" looks at the mission and role of the national institutes of health. starting live at 730 am eastern. >> all with your calls and comments live on c-span. >> as you walk in the our tables out in front with lots of pamphlets, prior to entering the country. the pamphlets are how the government is trying to take away your right to own guns, the government is doing this and obama is doing that and obamacare's table. so those with the kind i wanted to talk to because those with guys with the leaflets, the ideas. so i said -- i said i'm an academic. i'm research and funding research on these organizations t,these ideas and trying to understand the guys. and i study men who believe this stuff. and a bunch of them looked at me suspiciously and said, so to ask questions but an
. >>> conspiracy theorists, it's time for the poli side bar. president obama made a little history at last night's kennedy center honors. he became the first president to talk about area 51, at least in public. >> when you first become president, one of the questions that people ask you is what's really going on in area 51? when i wanted to know, i called shirley maclaine. i think i just became the first president to ever publicly mention area 51. >> kentucky senator rand paul admitting yesterday that there's at least one person who doesn't want him to run for president, and that person would be his wife. >> i am seriously thinking about it, but i'm also very serious about the family considerations and, you know, just look at what happens daily to any politician in america. you talk about how uncivil things are. >> all right, it's not a joke actually. what did president obama, kathleen sebelius and senator ted cruz have in common? they're all on the short list as the top ten name for "time's" person of the year. the winner will be unveiled on wednesday, and i think the pope's gonna get it. waiti
we talk. this is interesting. because the obama administration put a lot of pressure on prime minister netanyahu of israel he said, you, mr. prime minister, have to agree to release over 1,000 murderous thugs, including murderers who murdered an american, before the palestinians will come to the table to negotiate with you on the israeli-palestinian conflict. that was our president who put pressure on the prime minister. you've got to release thugs in order to negotiate. we would put that kind of pressure on israel and we wouldn't put that kind of pressure on iran? you see, that's why, mr. speaker, i ask the question -- did the negotiators forget which nation they were negotiating for? because it looks to me like the score is pretty clear. united states zero, iran made out on the deal. the sad thing about that final score, and let's hope it's not the final score, is that again, the hinge of history turns. and if you have an iran with a nuclear weapon, it won't be just iran. you will explode proliferation, saudi arabia will have a nuclear weapon, egypt will have a nuclear weapo
. the obama administration was expecting enrollment numbers. the president talked about healthcare during an event at the white house this afternoon. mike viqueira joins us from the white house. mike, what is this, the second day in a row? the president has held an event where he's talking about healthcare, right? >> that's right. they're trying to turn the page from the lost two months. the bungled roll out of healthcare.gov and the issues surrounding it, and now it's crunch time. the president was talking to a group that is vital to the success of the affordable care act, and that is young invincibles. his point was to try--he was talking to supporters, really, but to try to talk to young people and talk to other young people. young folks who go without insurance are vital to the success the affordable chair act because they're healthy and their healthcare costs and needs are few. yet they'll be required to buy insurance and it's all figured into the formula. it all balances out. it's the only way it can work. the president spoke to this group, the rebutte of healthcare, the affordable
this is a distraction from the real issue, which is the failure of obama care. the president would rather be talking about moral issues than the flawed rollout of his health care website. >> republicans must know or feel this issue is not good for them? >> i think it's more subtle. the president is trying to take the health care law and put it in the larger argument for what he wants to get done. it's a legacy item, a priority. the republicans are content to criticize the president on more americans being on food stamps. the question is what do you do about it? that's where the gap is fundamentally in washington today. >> i was trying to get the hash tag do better going. i would argue republicans have a big interest in this. cultivating business and job production here is much an agenda item on their platform as it is for democrats. >> it is. there's an interesting question. what is the republican agenda for poverty and inequality. this republican will cite people like teddy roosevelt. especially when it comes from the economy, from a different progressive era, 100 years ago. what's interesting is w
party capitalized on president obama's falling popularity that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. new poll from the research center is bad news for president obama across the board on health care policy, 59% of americans disapprove. 37% approve. on the economy, a whopping 65% disapprove. 31% approve. and on immigration policy, 60% disapprove of the president's take, just 32% approve. so you can see the president is standing among americans is at its lowest point ever. the question now becomes can the republican party capitalize in the grand ole party still divided between so-called moderate republicans and committed conservatives. the brawl has been going on for years. and right now the tea party is right in the middle of it. according to real clear politics average, a possible presidential candidates. chris christie a moderate is ahead at 189 percent. conservative rand paul 17%. senator ted cruz 12%. florida senator marco rubio 12%. congressman paul ryan 11%. and jeb bush 10.5%: all these men have a chance to run against hillary clinton in 2016. mrs. clinton is far
fixed. >> which is what's behind two initiatives. first, the 21-day sales pitch for obama care that is starting to work and the other, which is to try and change the subject and the other to talk about income equality, because it's a message the president believes pete beats the republican message of no. in what obama's trying to do is change their mind and distract them to try to minimize the political. >> that's a tough mountain to climb, don't you think? this is all the talk, man, until you figure it out, got a big challenge. >> he's had a couple of year to get ready for this thing and failed miserably getting it out of the box. young people are not going to sign up and if you don't get a bunch of young people to take care of some old people like me, it's not going to o work. i think where he's making a mistake is by forcing the democratic party to go run on this. he's campaigning on this. making democrats run on this. in 2010, we elected a republican congress in the house because of obama care. we're going to basically get another shot here of winning a senate on the same i
. that's always a losing strategy. >> john cornyn, he was trying the benghazi controversy to obama care and talking about how the white house has taking lying to a whole new level. this comes on the heels of him tweeting after the interim deal with iran was announced. amazing that the white house -- what the white house will do to distract attention from obama care. >> man, i mean, that was -- >> he's known to be critical but -- >> here's the thing. john cornyn is essentially a reasonable guy. he runs the senatorial committee. the tea party has criticized him intensely. this statement is outrageous for two reasons. lying to a whole new level? it's not that he's admitting that the president lies and people in washington lie. that's not a news flash. to show no historical memory, elevate for partisan purposes the obama administration of the worst lying in presidential history is ignorant, it's offensive talking down to the american people. second thing is this, for republicans right now, if they're trying to win a republican primary, they're rewarded for being responsible. you throw red m
presidents talk about it. certainly no one previous in our lifetime to president obama. >> some happened with don't ask, don't tell. oppose the left people saying he should do something in executive order and he wanted to go through congress. so krystal, is the point hear really that republicans are facing the frustration of knowing that president obama did in a sense triangulate some of their issues on the border. a lot of liberals upset because there have been a lot of deportations. reduce the federal work force, reducing the deficit. sort of the issues you traditionally run against a democrat on. he sort of co opted them and leaves republicans with little else. >> this is something i've been thinking about as a broader trend, not actually just with this president. but democrats really since clinton have adopted conservative values and conservative policies. health care being the obvious example. >> individual mandate. >> came out of the heritage institute. sprang out of hillary care in response to that. so, you know, i think that is in some ways part of the problem. what are you going
in peace talks in cuba, trying to end a 50 year war that has taken more than 200,000 lives. >> president obama said the pursuit of a long-standing deal with iran to monitor olympic weapons is as likely to fail as it is to succeed. >> iran has agreed to temporarily roll back the enrichment of uranium and is used to generate nuclear energy. we have to not constantly assume that it's not possible for iran, like any country to change over time. it may not be likely. if you ask me what is the likelihood that we arrive at the end state that i was describing earlier - i wouldn't say that it's more than 50/50. we have to try. >> iran, the u.s. and five other world powers will meet in the coming days to discuss implementing a 6-month agreement on tehran's nuclear program. >> after leaving much of the country in a deep freeze, wintry weather is expected to hit the coast. dallas recorded its coldest day in more than 20 years. heidi jo-castro has more. >> 75,000 people are without power in the dallas area, not because of precipitation or snow, but stuff like this - the tree limbs are encrusted with
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. and the president very interestingly at one point, brooke, talked about the term obama care. people in washington have been saying the president hasn't been using the word obama care as much lately. what's the deal with that? the president used it during this address to younger folk s here at the white house. here's what the president had to say. >> i know people call this law obama care. and that's okay. because i do care. and i do. i care about you. i care about families. i care about americans. but no matter how much i care, the truth is that for your friends and your family, the most important source of information is not going to be me. it's going to be you. they are going to trust you. >> so a little bit of the president picking himself up, dusting himself off from that disast rr rollout of healthcare.gov. no briefing here at the white house today, but on a conference call with reporters, officials with the administration, they were talking about how they also believe that enrollment is picking up, brooke. that is really the best news that this white house can be hoping for right now, for a
those talks. >>> the white house in full holiday mode. first lady michelle obama showing off the decorations. 70,000 visitors expected the next two weeks and treated to two life sized replicas of the family's portuguese waterdogs made out of black satin ribbons. have you heard about the latest white house scandal? one of the real first dogs sonny got a little excited yesterday and knocking over that little lovely, adorable 2-year-old girl from alabama. we have photos of the incident. coming up here, this is before the crime in question. we have another picture here showing you, there they are. they look friendly here. >> can we have the other photo? >> there it is! crime scene photo right there. >> poor little girl. finally that is my favorite photo. >> she gets a paper rose there from the first lady. >> she is fine. >> you never know how that affects a little girl over time. >> i'm sure she will remember the hug and the dog and be okay. >>> coming up -- >> we legally have to say trontstront toronto's crack smoking mayor. >> may not have told everything. the exclusive allegat
's make them functional. >> what you were talking about is repealing obama care. >> i don't know. obama -- there's no mandate in corporations now. >> i would call it limiting the damage, start moving toward a free market-based solution. >> none of it is going to work. if young people get to opt out. i'm saying, the only way actuarily it -- >> they're going to pay the penalty which won't be collected. and we've seen memos, they have no method of collecting this thing. and when you can buy insurance regardless of pre-existing conditions, why buy it ahead of time? and so that -- those are the incentives -- >> your 27-year-old example, he won't buy health care. >> it's $100 penalty or something like that right now? >> but it's going to be 2.5% of their income in two or three years. this isn't about choice, this isn't about freedom. this is about coercion. i think americans are going to take a look at this and they're going to see it's a disaster. they are going to demand change. and i think the responsible thing for republicans to do is do everything we can to limit the damage, try to prese
the first election against obama. >> it was interesting. i was having lunch with a friend today who is the executive director at the feminist press talking about what this time means and the intersection of race and gender and poverty and privilege that we're literally between a barack and hillary place. there is something going on looking at race and gender and i think the black community is very forgiving. r. kelly can still sell out arenas. so i think it is more really bill who hurt the community with some of his flippant remarks and they pushed their privilege. >> all the black leaders who have been quoted are saying full, square center he is being for given and she is being forgiven. >> and this time in history is very -- it's almost as important as the policies. i think they also have to look at who michelle is in this relationship because if you want to get the black vote you get to black women. black women are who showed up and rallied around barack and really made that happen. she is the one who is black and woman. >> i like how you call everybody by their first name. >> i
a couple of things to talk about. i want to ask you about the big front page politico piece. the paper tiger. glenn thrush's piece. >> glenn has been looking at the weakness of the obama cabinet. there's frustration in the cabinet and on capitol hill. they are putting a republican in the cabinet. a defense secretary. and people feel sees disappointed folks and at a time how he'll define how to be his defense secretary. he's leading the department in a period of entrenchment. does he fight those? does he go along with the white house in trying to trim spending as much as obama would like. it's interesting to see how much frustration there is in the cabinet not just hagel, but also sebelius. one of the reasons when you have these incidents like you do with the health care system -- >> why is general frustration. inside the white house do they think they are incompetent. >> they are not living up to standards with hagel. he's kind of lackluster when they thought he would come in there and be much more forceful. >> why did they think that? if they asked anyone in his own party who was a re
and get away with. obama had the experience where joe decided that his policy on gay marriage was going to change. >> they're genuine in two different ways. >> and we started talking about it more and more seriously if hillary gets out -- >> he just spent five-and-a-half hours with the president of china. i don't know who was doing most of the talking during that meeting, but that's important. five-and-a-half hour meeting. a dinner -- you know this is where joe biden's experience on foreign relations committee, former chairman comes in. he has a personal relationship with this guy, so yes, he does say something like that. by the way, we're always complaining that our politicians are not candid. so you get a guy who is not candid and we complain about his candor. >> we are only talking about the blunder. we're not talking about what might have occurred in the meeting. >> yeah. we did cover it earlier, and we will cover it more with jon huntsman. he is a serious guy, but these gaffs get in the way. >> while we're talking about candor, let's talk about bill clinton and comments he made a f
-policy challenges that the obama administration faces. we will show all we can. is the policy director to talk about foreign policy challenges. welcome. they are reporting that they are talking about details. you concerns about the deal overall? guest: they are working out the devils of this plan. this is a line is deal we could have done a lot better. under that deal, the united states is starting to dismantle international sanctions. iran is not dismantling a single centrifuge. it is not starting to dismantle the heavywater reactor which a once called al plutonium bomb factory. sanctions andving spring of $7 billion to as much as $20 billion in the financial assets as well as exports after chemicals, the automobile industry and other things. bringing up a lot of money. it is not clear the concessions we got are really worth that. you have seen them move as early as last week. movement inno real terms of really constraining it, the sanctions might kick in. think they will bring this? >> part of the reason why they are right is that they are trying to come up with an approach to sanctions amid this
democratic governor talk about the u.s. education system. and later a discussion about forensic and genetic at the u.s. legal system. >>> the house panel look at president obama's use of executive power and making change to the health care law. constitutional scholars will testify. live coverage from the house judiciary tomorrow morning at 10:00 a.m. eastern. >>> and later in the day, a house subcommittee on global health will hear about the u.s. response to typhoon that hit the philippines in november. that's live at 3:00 p.m. eastern also on c-span2. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] good afternoon, everyone. i'm going go ahead and get started. how are you doing this afternoon? i'm director of education policy studies here at the american enterprise institute. happy to welcome all of do you join us today for this promising and, i think, intriguing conversation with connecticut governor. i'm delighted to have you with us and those of you watching at home either via live stream or on c-span2. the #for the event is #ct ed reform. fill free to follow along. we're going for a
of course died yesterday at the age of 95. the funeral is scheduled for december 15th and the obamas will be attending. >> one of the things that we talked about a lot with nelson mandela is paying it forward. that ties into the next story more than spreading holiday cheer. growing movement, tips for jesus, surprising restaurants and bar servers with tips in the hundreds sometimes thousands of dollars. this one for $5,000 for a $557 drink bill at a bar in michigan. the movement is gaining steam in response to a tip left by a pastor in st. louis, i give god 10%, why should i give you 18? apparently people think that was message for jesus. tips for jesus is doing opposite for that. we have to talk about jesus with somebody who knows bit. father jonathan morris, fox news religion contributor. just in general, what is your gut reaction. >> you shouldn't have $557 worth of drinks otherwise, very skeptical. you know what? i think reaction against this pastor, we don't even need to say his name, who said, i give 10% to god, why do i have to give you 18%, that is not a very kind thing. maybe
.c. she talked to piers morgan of how she would advise president obama on this health care mess. take a listen. >> i don't think we have seen a disaster like this in awhile. i think it is very problematic buzz this is the president's signature piece of legislation. i think everybody agrees that the initial rollout has been a mess. the president has apologized for it. i think the question is going to be how he moves past this. >> the problem to me seems he has said we have a few things wrong. the real thing he got wrong is he went out there front and center and repeatedly told a lie. let's watch this clip here showing him in action. >> you like your plan? keep your plan. if you like your plan, you can keep your plan. if you like your private health insurance plan, you can keep it. >> this was mr. transparent. this was mr. i'm going to change washington. look at me, you can trust me. >> yes. >> that, to me, is damaging to the obama brand. this is all about technology. this is the geek president. he wins with the most underground internet campaign imaginable and he can't rollout his flag
and talked about his wife's chances of running for president, joe biden, and his critique of obama care. >> is mrs. clinton running for president? >> i don't know. and i think, and she believes, that the country should spend at least another year working hard on the problems that we have. we have very serious challenges in american and responsibilities around the world. i think it's a big mistake this constant four-year complain. we need to deal with the business we have before us. >> what kind of president do you think vice president joe biden would make? >> if he runs and he's a nominee, i'll try to help him. i think the world of him. i think -- we've been friends. i first remember working with him when he was the chairman of the judiciary committee to the senate and i was a governor and he asked me to testify in a judicial hearing for him. and i had to file a testimony because i had to go to asia. but i've known him for years and years. and i have a very high opinion of him. i care a great deal about him and i think he's done a good job for the president and for the country. >> is it
't get enough exercise. it's going to affect all the other parts that we talked about. the most important therapy is sleep. just sleep. >> i feel a new year's resolution coming on. >> give that as a gift to others, too. >> i feel like a nap. president obama is taking his message about the economy to the district. 'll te you what brought him to the southeast. and a live report from "30 >>> welcome back to news 4 at 4:00. i'm pat lawson muse. >> and i'm jim handly. president obama warned that the nation's economic future is threatened by what he calls a dangerous income disparity. he called for federal action to narrow the gaps, such as a hike in the minimum wage. steve handelsman is live on capitol hill with the story for us. >> thanks, jim. federal action, which means spending, which means this is part of the budget battle. and here on capitol hill tonight, both sides, there's good news. both sides saying that it looks like they're closer to a two-year budget agreement. but president obama today was looking a lot longer term than that, and frankly looking to change what has been the subje
the government is trying to take away the guns and obama is doing this and obamacare is terrible. and so those are the guys i wanted to talk to. they were quites with the leaflet. the ideas. so i said to them, like, is this your stuff? and yeah, who are you? i'm academic. i'm a researcher and i'm doing a research on these organizations. these ideas trying to understand the guys. and i study men who believe this stuff. and they looked at me suspiciously and asked me question. and i said, look, here is what i am. i don't get it. so what here is my job. i want to understand how you see the world. i want to understand your world view. it is -- look, you will not convince me. ly not convince you. that's off the table. what is on the table i want to understand why you think the way you do. >>> "downward mobility." small business owners testified wednesday before the house small business committee on the effect of the health care law. this is an hour and 45 minutes. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> good afternoon. i call this meeting to order. as we are all well aware, the healt
service will be held on tuesday with president obama, george w. bush, and jimmy carter. the man defending nelson mandela's yisent is also speaking out. mike hanna sat with him to talk about the unique relationship. >> there was an excessive part of the government that get-nelson mandela in gaol, and he served under nelson mandela in the first democratic cabinet. as u.n. ambassador and foreign minister, it was his task to publicly defend the yisent of nelson mandela and other political opponents. privately he maintains he lobbied for nelson mandela's release. >> in 1982 i submitted a memorandum prepared by my department. and to the effect that nelson mandela ought to be released. we were making a bigger martyr of you every day stays in prison. that is international. and status. would be growing to an extent where he would not be able to handle it. eight years later nelson mandela became a free man. here you had a man who spent 27 years in prison and the day he was released. he displayed the - he displayed the cuban and energy to the person. who has been a president before. amazing what th
they're trying to figure out as we get closer to get an accurate idea. is this what we're talking about, dallas 80, bismarck, 6 degrees is the temperature high. it's only going to get colder. >> colder here, too. >> a lot to look out for. >>> president obama vowing to keep fighting for the health care law, urging americans to focus on the benefits of obama care, despite the barrage of criticism over the rollout of healthcare.gov, that website that had so many problems. >> the bottom line is, this law is working, and will work into the future. people want the financial stability of health insurance. and we're going to keep on working to fix whatever problems come up in any startup, any launch of a project this big that has an impact on one-sixth of our economy. whatever comes up, we're going to just fix it. >> meanwhile, former president bill clinton says his recent suggestion that president obama keep his word and let people keep their health insurance plans was not aimed, or not trying to distance hills from the president's health care law in an effort to help his wife hillary's potent
what cuba would bargain for. but the grose family says there's only one way to find out - by talking. >> gross's wife said he's lost weight and his hopes are fading. >> president obama making a push for the affordable care act. >> he's kicking off a 3-week campaign to promote health reform. >> what he's trying to do. a major employer looks to snuff out prospect ist employees. how a ban on smokers could have ruple effects. $141,300 million, it's a big number, a big pay check. some of the employs are relying on uncle sam to pay their bills. >> welcome back, we are doubling up the big number - 141.3 billion. that number represents the profits for the banking industry in 2012. that allowed the top chief expects of the biggest banks to pocket a salary of $15.5 billion. sounds like a good year for everyone working in the sector. >> you would be wrong. look at the second big number. $900 million. that's the amount of tax dollars spent supplementing the wages of bank bank tellers. a third of bank-tellers had to rely on assistance. >> last year tellers had a median salary of $24,100. that's
. republicans talked about how obamacare is a problem for americans, while democrats focused on the dramatic progress of the website, saying the obama administration hit the big benchmarks it said it would. >> 50,000 people at one time, 800,000 people a day. look, this is going to take sometime before it's up and kicking in full gear. >> 15% of the population didn't have health insurance when this started roughly. we think that number was closer to 10. what they've done is disrupted it for the 85% that had health care and their costs are going up significantly, so we've broken the system to help a few. >> the white house says enrollment jumped from 30% to 80%, but they're still calling it a work in progress. >> you logged on to the website this morning. is it faster, working better? >> yes. i did it back on october 1 when it was very rocky and slow you. noticed immediately that clicking through the pages was very fast. the true test of how well this new and improved healthcare.gov will really come in the next few weeks. there is a december 23 deadline. people need to meet the deadline on dec
that we're talking now about fixing and looking at ways where we could improve the implementation of health care. so it's great to know finally that we are moving beyond repealing obama care to finding common ground to make it work because it's the law of the land. thank you. >> thank you, ranking member. with that, without objection, this hearing is now adjourned. [inaudible conversations] >> it is time to ensure our collective bargaining laws so students have a level playing field to organize for a better deal for workers and wages for the battle class. [applause] is time to pass the paycheck fairness act. [applause] it is time to pass the employment nondiscrimination act so workers cannot be fired for who they are or what they love. [applause] and even though we bring manufacturing jobs back to america, we are creating more good paying jobs in business services and education and health care. we know that we will have greater portion of our people in the service sector. guido's that there are fast food workers, the airport to workers commanders is assistance cover retail sales t
. >> yes, absolutely. >> very succinct. we talked a lot about the 50. there are a lot of companies in that 40-plus, going to 50, wanting to go to 75, and under obama care, this arbitrary selection of 50 now defining a large corporation doesn't fit with the entrepreneurial spirit. so in the same, you know, what do you think, yes or no, do you think we should increase beyond 50 the number of ftes that would trigger the affordable care act? i don't know if it's 100 or 150, but do you believe that 50 is too low and stifles job creation, and, therefore, we as congress should increase it to a number higher than 50? >> i think the bright line test of a certain number of people is the wrong test. you need a facts and circumstances test on who has day-to-day control. if you increase it to 50, the same thing that happens beyond -- that happens at 50 will happen beyond 50, whether there's 75, 100, 150 or 500. >> ms. bogardos? >> as for the 50-employee rule, i agree increasing it would alleviate a number of issues, but there would have to be a change to the statute itself. >> mr. winstanley? >
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